£5 vase bought in Maidenhead sells for £18,000

£5 vase bought in Maidenhead sells for £18,000

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Katherine Denham

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£5 vase bought in Maidenhead sells for £18,000

A shopper who bought a Chinese vase for £5 in a second-hand shop in Maidenhead sold it at auction last week  for £18,000.

The 77-year-old retired air hostess and property developer, who does not want to be named, is said to be delighted after the vase was sold at a John Nicholson auctioneers in Fernhurst, Surrey, on Wednesday, July 2.

The vase had been drilled and made into a lamp when she bought it from a shop in Maidenhead in the Sixties.

The purchaser, formerly of Bray High Street, plans to give the money to her family and friends.

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